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Quarantined in the Time of Corona: Oneida County Experiences during covid-19

The History Center wants to preserve your story for future generations and is inviting the public to submit their COVID-19 stories. Click the image below for more information and to submit your story

History Center seeks executive director

Programs & Events

 Visit the History Center's NEW online bookstore for a great selection of local history books and merchandise.  Our entire inventory is now available to purchase online!  Shop now!


March 31, 2020

The Oneida County History Center will be closed to the public until at least April 15, 2020. The Board and Staff are following recommendations from local government agencies, the CDC and health authorities with the intention of eliminating risk of exposure to our volunteers, members and visitors.  The staff will be available by email during the closure. Please click here for more information and updates.

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Programs previously scheduled for Saturdays, April 4, April 11, and April 25 have been postponed. We hope to reschedule soon.

​Saturday, May 2 from 11:00-1:30 pm- Genealogy Workshop with Pamela Vittorio; cost & registration coming soon

Wednesday, June 3 at 5:30 pm - In Search of What She Left Behind ​with Barbara Dunadee​​

Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 pm - Hillside Book Signing with author Jordan Elizabeth and historian Mary Centro

Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 pm- Soldiers Joy: The South with Amanda Straney (fiddle and vocals) and Bill Fahy (banjo, guitar, and vocals) 

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The Oneida County History Center has begun its search for the next permanent executive director to serve as the organization’s primary external public representative and provide leadership to ensure that the History Center meets its mission on every level.  Interested candidates should read the full job description and follow the instructions provided.

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History center's response to covid-19

Support Your Local History

Join the Oneida County History Center for its 15th annual telethonpresented by Staffworks, broadcast LIVE on WUTR-TV (ABC) and CNYhompage.com. Call 315-735-3642 during the telethon to pledge your support. Become a member, renew your membership, or make a donation.  Your support makes the History Center shine and keeps history alive! Callers who pledge $50 or more will receive a limited-edition, History Center canvass tote bag, while supplies last. This special give-away is sponsored by Oneida County Tourism. Click the telethon icon above for the full story!

The telethon originally scheduled for March 25, 2020 has been postponed .  A new date will be announced soon.